I am in two minds with the poll. Firstly, if we were in a perfect world, all owners would be assessed before owning any dog to determine the right breed/temperament for them, hence they should be "treated like every other dog". This way they would get a dog matching their lifestyle and would be less likely to drop it at the pound.
Secondly, owners should pass some kind of test before owning one. Not just because the are a strong breed but mainly a test to ensure they aren't part of the dog fighting ring. I know this is probably impossible to check for, but I feel that people with prior criminal convictions relating to aggression or abuse should not be allowed to own one, as it may be more likely that are in that circle of people. Just a thought, no evidence to back it up.
I personally think owners should pass a short course on owning a dog before ever getting one, but again, just my opinion.